Art (and life) in the year of COVID-19

Little did I realize that everyone’s plans for 2020 would take a drastic turn thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic. I’d been accepted in a couple of shows this spring – one in Irving and one in San Antonio – which are not going to happen in the original venues. The San Antonio show is now going to be a virtual show; the Irving show is…

Looking back at 2019

2019 was pretty much a breakout year for me in several ways. For starters, a new website (https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com), urged on me by my millenial sons, who told me pointblank, “Nobody knows or cares who ‘Ralph Art’ is – use your real name.” They also said I talked too much on the Ralphart.com website. “Just show your art and don’t ramble on.” So if you want…

Work on exhibit this Fall (September edition)

A couple more chances to see some recent work coming up soon! I’ll have two larger pieces on display Gallery Night (September 7) in the TAC Impromptu Invitational Fall 2019 show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth 76107. Opening reception is 6 – 9 PM. Gallery Night runs from 12 noon until 9 PM at most participating galleries/exhibition spaces…

Upcoming show – Solo Show[Down] 2019 at FWCAC

I’m excited to announce I’m in several shows this summer at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. I’ll be showing 2 works on paper during Solo Show[Down] 2019, juried by Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, the online Texas art magazine. One of the pieces is one of my favorite cat paintings ever. The show runs from July 5 – July 24, 2019, with an opening…

Where is all the Art??

Just saw that Flickr, where most images on this site are hosted, is down for maintenance. Which means no images in my various galleries. Ouch! Until this maintenance is complete, you can visit my other site: https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com. It should be just fine.

Gallery 414 to close

It is with great sadness that I share that I learned yesterday that Gallery 414, which has been serving the Fort Worth art community for almost 24 years, is closing. As stated on the 414 website, “In 1995, founders John Hartley, Adele Krause and Razz Fiesler opened Gallery 414 as a space to promote and exhibit contemporary art in a variety of media and subject…

Save the date(s) – Spring 2019 show

Sadly – the show is no longer happening this spring. See the next post. I’m deliriously happy to be able to announce I’ll be in a 2 person show this spring with my friend, the fabulous artist Ann Ekstrom, who I’ve known since before I knew anything else. We’ll be hanging art at Gallery 414, where I’ve shown several times in the past. The opening…

Fall ArtsGoogle 2018 – I’ll be there!

The weather has gotten cold and wet, which means it’s time for Fall ArtsGoogle in Fort Worth’s Near SouthSide. I’ll have a handful of pieces, old and new, at Broadway Baptist Church, at 305 W Broadway Ave, just south of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  Come in and say hi – I’ll be set up in the Narthex (the lobby in front of the sanctuary). While…

Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition – see it (and me) now!

I spaced out posting this earlier, but the Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition (boy that’s a mouthful) is up, and I’m in it again this year. But you’d best hurry – this is the last week it’ll be up; show closes after July 28! As always it’s a fascinating show, full of good work. I’ve got pretty good placement this year – my…

RonTaylorCrouch.com – now live!

I just finished getting all the tweaks and technical issues sorted out for https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com and it is now live! You’ll see a lot of the same content/images of art, but it’s primarily devoted to showing the art – just the art. Not near as much long boring talk (ahem) as is on www.ralphart.com. Please take a look! If you see any weirdness, let me know!…